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by Bazza55
26 Dec 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Booze cruises
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Re: Booze cruises

In the past, our CTC group have cycled from Sheffield to Hull, via the north bank of the Humber and caught the ferry to Zeebrugge. After a day riding around Flanders, returned to Zeebrugge caught the same ferry back to Hull then crossed the Humber Bridge and cycled back to Sheffield on the south ban...
by Bazza55
9 Oct 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 25
Views: 1311

Re: Cycle mag

I rarely read the magazine nowadays and I used to read it avidly, from cover to cover. The reason why is because it is being used as a political tool to influence voting and opinions and does not give balanced or contrary opinions on matters the Trustees want to see pushed through. For example: On p...
by Bazza55
13 Aug 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3469

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Despite the fact that Cycling UK claim they researched members in the Bristol and Chester and N Wales areas regarding these changes, the evidence shows that they have created a storm.(How good was the research?) It is accepted fact that at a time when cycling is growing and membership of other natio...
by Bazza55
10 Aug 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3469

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

I have also voted against the membership charge revision, to me it isn't about money, it is about loyalty and recognition. I have been a fully paid member since 1980 and have paid the full subscription amount for 40 years. I have also volunteered and put my own time and money in trying to increase m...
by Bazza55
7 Aug 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership changes suggest poor strategic management
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Membership changes suggest poor strategic management

The CTC membership has remained stagnant for a number of years now. The organisation loses members as fast as it recruits them and as far as I am aware, it is the only national cycling organisation that has not seen a growth.(BC, RSF, Clarion, Audax UK etc) The Trustees need to research the reasons ...
by Bazza55
2 Apr 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Obituaries

Have to agree totally with "Carpetcleaner". The decision to exclude obituaries from the magazine was another nail in the coffin (excuse the pun) of the CTC's (Cycling UK) reputation in the eyes of many of the members. It is also further evidence that the organisation treats members as a ne...
by Bazza55
1 Apr 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Returning subscription allocation to HQ
Replies: 29
Views: 3387

Re: Returning subscription allocation to HQ

I trust that "in these very tough times" " return our subscription allocation asap" "so we can urgently deploy the funds elsewhere".
that things are so tough that bonuses are not being paid to the CEO and staff at CTC Head Office in Guildford?
by Bazza55
13 Mar 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Anybody going to apply?
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Anybody going to apply?

Reading through this, one crucial word has been missed by both Dan Howard and Paul Tuohy and that word is "Members". Other than Paul Tuohy claiming he "increased the membership" which is questionable, members or membership is missing and there lies the problem. Bye Paul, shut the...
by Bazza55
5 Sep 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 31035

Re: Trustee elections 2017

As I understand it, there are four places up for grabs. One position is to be filled by 'the establishment' and the other three positions are to be balloted on from a choice of eight. Trouble is, which eight? If there are more than eight applicants who decides on the eight people 'suitable' to be fo...
by Bazza55
25 Jul 2017, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocharger
Replies: 30
Views: 3132

Re: Velocharger

I bought a Velocharger at the 2017 York Rally. I couldn't get it to work at first but after fiddling with the connecting wires and reconnecting, it works fine. Bought it to charge my Garmin whilst cycling, only problem is that when the bike drops below 10 mph, the Garmin asks me if I want to switch ...
by Bazza55
19 Dec 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.
Replies: 89
Views: 62170

Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Just to clarify the helmet wearing for the Sheffield CTC group. Helmet wear has always mirrored the national policy, ie that it is down to the individual. A few years ago, a new member, who is a keen and experienced mountain bike rider, wanted to introduce mountain bike rides to the group, but she s...
by Bazza55
21 Nov 2016, 8:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC AGM 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 17584

Re: CTC AGM 2017

The same article on page 14 of the recent edition of Cycle states "Beyond our campaigning efforts, our AGM helps to guide us on the effective administration of our 138 year old organisation, it helps to steer our governance etc etc." At the 2016 AGM a motion was passed stating that applica...
by Bazza55
5 Nov 2016, 7:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections
Replies: 57
Views: 20345

Re: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections

I can confirm that a CUK member of staff or trustee wearing a black CUK T shirt sat near the front on the right hand side of the room DID insult members of the organisation by using stereo type comments. The Chair who was deputising for the regular chair was way out of his depth and tried to ignore ...
by Bazza55
4 Nov 2016, 11:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Trustee election results 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 7893

CTC Trustee election results 2016

CTC ELECTIONS RESULTS 2016 Assuming CTC membership of 64,000 % of membership % of vote Join CTC Length in CTC Approx. Valid votes cast, 3,440 5.38 100.00 Dr Janet Atherton 1,875 2.93 54.51 01-01-14 2 years 8 months Rachel Kirkwood 1,200 1.88 34.88 01-08-14 3 years Dr Julian Huppert 2,066 3.23 60.06 ...
by Bazza55
5 Apr 2016, 4:30pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change?
Replies: 54
Views: 18835

Re: Name Change?

Once the CTC became a charity it was utterly predictable that it would ditch the old name. Chasing grants from the government to provide amenable jobs for employees will now be the CTC's main aim, just as it is with many other 'charities'. One of the most sensible comments I have seen on this forum...